In my opinion, these are two of the worst words in the English language. Why? Summer hiatus means that my favorite TV shows are taking a break, rejuvenating and getting ready for the fall season. For the rabid TV viewer like myself it means several things:
1. I go to bed earlier in the summer. I'm not forced to stay up until 11 o'clock waiting for the final cliff-hanger moments of Lost and the previews for next week.
2. I take a chance on lame summer reality shows in the vain hopes of finding something good to watch. Lately I've been watching the "Next Food Network Star" Ho-humm....
3. My DVD collection gets a workout. I gave season one of The Office the honor of a marathon viewing spree one night. Only 6 episodes in season one so that was easy! Season 2 took a few more nights...
Now you may ask yourself why I claim to be a rabid fan.... three words: Dwight Shrute bobblehead. FACT: The Office is the best show on TV.... I love it to the point of watching fan videos on You Tube. I love it to the point of using my "World's Best Boss" coffee mug every morning while I read the paper. I love it to the point of buying episodes of season 3 on iTunes even though I'll be in Target at opening time the day it comes out on DVD. I even love its British predecessor.
And it's not just one show, but many that I love. Lost, The Amazing Race, House, American Idol, Scrubs, and 30 Rock, all good stuff. I must admit a few guilty pleasures at this point.... I watch "So You Think You Can Dance" mainly because I truly DO think I can dance (that hasn't been verified by anyone else yet but someday...). I can get caught up in anything on Soap Network because I have a soft spot for horrible acting (I used to love "Saved By The Bell"). And speaking of teen angst I'll admit I watched the gang in Capeside (and if you know who's in Capeside then it will be our guilty pleasure secret).
So until the fall season begins I'll be watching Friday Night Lights (free episodes on NBC.com) because it's good teen angst yet also good acting and more importantly, free! I'll also be wearing out my Office DVDs and praticing my moves on my living room dancefloor. Let me know what you're watching... maybe I'll find a new favorite!